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Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:10 PM

Manchin headed to Texas to party with wealthy Republican oil & gas donors



Sen. Joe Manchin, key Democratic holdout on federal voting protections, coming to Texas for fundraiser hosted by several GOP donors

BY ABBY LIVINGSTON JULY 16, 2021


WASHINGTON - West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin — a key Democratic holdout over efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation — is expected to head to Texas on Friday for a fundraiser with a host committee that includes several wealthy Republican donors.

The fundraiser comes just a day after Manchin met with Texas House Democrats on Capitol Hill who are desperate for his support of the congressional efforts which could preempt the statewide GOP’s push to pass bills that would restrict voting access for Texans.

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The fundraiser will take place late Friday afternoon in the River Oaks area of Houston, one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Texas. An invitation obtained by The Texas Tribune encouraged donors to contribute $5,800 to Manchin’s reelection campaign and $5,000 to his leadership PAC. Organizers anticipate more than 150 people to attend, according to a source familiar with the event.

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“We basically are just getting some people together to show our support,” said Darren Blanton, a Republican donor who planned to attend the event.





https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/15/joe-manchin-texas-fundraiser-republicans/?utm_campaign=trib-social&utm_content=1626457511&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter

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Reply Manchin headed to Texas to party with wealthy Republican oil & gas donors (Original post)
TomDaisy Jul 16 OP
jmbar2 Jul 16 #1
lagomorph777 Jul 16 #5
Maraya1969 Jul 16 #9
TomDaisy Jul 16 #14
TomDaisy Jul 16 #13
jalan48 Jul 16 #2
jmbar2 Jul 16 #3
BGBD Jul 16 #4
Faux pas Jul 16 #6
Etherealoc1 Jul 16 #7
rickyhall Jul 16 #8
gohuskies Jul 16 #10
RANDYWILDMAN Jul 16 #11
vercetti2021 Jul 16 #12
Boomerproud Jul 16 #15
HAB911 Jul 16 #16
aocommunalpunch Jul 16 #17
UTUSN Jul 16 #18

Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:13 PM

1. Joe - we'll match their money if you'll just protect our right to vote

We can run a GoFundme. Just tell us how much money you want. Seriously.

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:24 PM

5. I think out-bidding them is the only thing that will work at this point.



Unless there's Kompromat...

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:42 PM

9. Yea, we need a really rich Dem to step up and pay this little shit. I hate it but if it works

then it should be done.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:15 PM

2. The fossil fuel industry is well represented in our government.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:16 PM

3. Good vid

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:23 PM

4. SO a bunch of republican donars

want to give money to reelect a guy that voted against ACB and to impeach Trump...multiple times?

Good. If Texas oil guys want to help stop this guy:

https://twitter.com/MorriseyWV?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

from becoming a senator then I'm all for it.

And if you don't want him to take that money, then maybe ask the progressives to stop running attack ads against him.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:28 PM

6. ...

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:37 PM

7. Blatant, don't give a sh#t, democracy my ass.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 02:38 PM

8. Fucking rat.

Watching "Sons of Anarchy". I know how they handle rats.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:07 PM

10. My response to this move by Manchin is WTF?

this confirms to me that he is being very duplicitous by cavorting with Texan big oil interests who clearly favor a GQP agenda. Very very disappointing. Moves like this cutoff Biden's efforts to unite the country to Build Back Better.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:15 PM

11. gotta be kidding

The optics for this move are poor and he should be supporting voting rights for all people, in all states ,at all times.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:28 PM

12. I have 99 things I can say about this man

But I'm not about to get my account banned for saying them

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:36 PM

15. Hey Joe, why aren't you in West Virginia talking to the

people who you supposedly "represent "? Come on, just answer the question.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:49 PM

16. He thinks he is bulletproof

first opportunity he should be expelled from the Democratic Party, as soon as we don't need him

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 03:54 PM

17. I'm sure the money will have no impact on his thinking toward Democratic priorities.

Just so long as he owns the progressives, he gets the keys to the kingdom.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Fri Jul 16, 2021, 05:11 PM

18. Huh?! - where the heart is!

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